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September 18, 2021
stitch sample book in progress [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

stitch sample book in progress

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September 2, 2021
gingham and Liberty, a continuing theme from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery, gingham and Liberty

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November 21, 2020
Crochet Giant Granny Square Throw Progress from Quilting Stories

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

At the begining of this new lockdown I started searching my stash of yarns with the aim of creating a new multicolor giant granny square blanket.

I picked up all the colored yarns I found for needles or crochet number 4, keeping the brown, grey and beige for another project. 

Here I used the brand Fonty quality Ambiance 100 % superwash Woll superfine SW.

This is a very simple and pleasant project. It is never boring as you change colors. I love playing with varigated colors when I work on a project, that is quilting or knitting. 

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November 12, 2020
Liberty Pillow from Quilting Stories

Liberty pillow

Liberty pillow

Liberty pillow

Liberty pillow

Liberty pillow

I was not satisfied with my LIBERTY pillow. Laziness never pays : I had not quilted it and it looked flat.

Neither was I pleased with the back of it, done with a basic cotton instead of a Liberty one. 

As regards the sewing of a zip : for those like me who have difficulties with this step, there is the solution of linking the two parts of the back of the pillow with strings, as shown on the last picture. The result is lovely.

Now my pillow looks perfect!

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July 29, 2020
Halo quilt along from Espritpatch

The quilt-along started in April but I only managed to join last month by starting to cut pieces of fabric. I have't cut everything out yet but I started sewing earlier this month for a little diversity. 

I started by framing the 24 squares with 2 triangles

and then with 2 more. Only to realise that I had cut out far too many triangles (and I just hate it when that happen... but never mind, it is only fabric after all. OK precious, lovely Liberty lawn fabric in this case

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July 26, 2020
UFO update from Granny Maud's Girl

I have not yet shared my May UFO because it is away being long-arm quilted. May’s UFO, a sampler quilt, was such a large project that I set myself a far more modest goal for June: finish a top that I bought the fabric for and cut out in January 2018. Since then, it has been variously draped over my dressmaker’s dummy, folded in a basket or on the desk in my sewing room. Since I finished it last month, it has been on a coathanger in my sewing room.

The top is a repeat of a Liberty ...

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June 29, 2020
Joining a new quilt-along.... very late from Espritpatch

When the Halo Quilt Along was announced back in March, I had all intentions to join in with the fun. I ordered the book, printed the template and set on using my stash of Liberty fabrics. But I worked on other projects and never got started... 

Finally earlier this month, I got my box of Liberty out and went through those packs of scraps I had bought over the years to start cutting the pieces. 

Cutting always take forever but in a way sometimes it is quite therapeutic when tired/fed up/exhausted etc... So I have quietly and slowly ...

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May 5, 2020
Now Available at Missouri Star: Liberty Fabrics! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

In 1875, Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened Liberty on Regent Street in London. He sold imported goods from the East such as ornaments, textiles, and artifacts. The imported goods went so quickly, Liberty opened an in-house studio in which to design and print their own fabrics. Now, 140 years later, Liberty is internationally recognized as a leader in print design and textile innovation.

Each collection designed by Liberty is inspired by some form of worldly art – architecture, history, music, florals, etc. A new collection is released each season and every season the fabrics tell a new story.

Each design is created ...

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February 8, 2020
More blue from Granny Maud's Girl

I started this cushion last March. It happened because I was neatly folding my Liberty stash. We could say that Marie Kondo prompted this cushion. I was admiring the pretty blue fabrics as I folded them and was inspired to start cutting out hexagons. A cushion would not take long, I thought.

Blue Liberty hexagon cushion

I used all of my blue and bluish Liberty prints in this cushion.

Machine piecing the 2-inch hexagons was easy and did, indeed, not take long, but finding the time to hand quilt the cushion front was another matter. I had a plan and had chosen the quilting ...

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January 14, 2020
» Lilabelle Lane

FROM LONDON WITH LOVE | my first make of 2020

The arrival of the new year also means the arrival of the new Liberty Spring / Summer 2020 collection - From London with Love.

I was very lucky to have an early look at the entire range courtesy of Robyn at The Strawberry Thief.

There are well over 100 prints in this collection ranging from cute prints great for a little fussy cutting to the traditional pretty florals and a few geometric prints. Something for everyone.  I have added a 1" hex of each print to my long term hexie project and just ...

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December 22, 2019
fabric and day off frolics from Charm About You

I'm gearing up to prepare for next year, despite this definitely being the time of year where I feel like hibernating! It's time to make plans, thinking about what next year will bring and sorting out sewing projects. I'm hoping to get things in order over the Christmas break, sorting out my sewing stuff ready for a fresh start in 2020. Recently there have been a few stash additions, I've been out in Manchester stocking up and enjoying cheese toasties, and finally sneaking some project finishes in!

As I continue to work on my Manx Log ...

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December 2, 2019
» Lilabelle Lane

LIBERTY SPLASH | a little liberty love

Another one of my new release quilts from AQM is my 'Liberty Splash Quilt'.

It is no secret that I do love Liberty fabrics, especially for my English Paper Piecing.

The more you use any fabric the more scraps that you accumulate. Liberty Splash came to be because my glass bowl was overflowing with Liberty scraps and in all honesty I am in love with this quilt and I see a bigger version in my future as this pattern is one where you can just make a block or two as your scraps allow ...

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November 28, 2019
Sunset Isle: Month 12 – The Final Row from Blossom Heart Quilts

Sunset Isle header

And so my friends, the time has come to finish our Sunset Isle quilts! And one final check in on Instagram on #sunsetislequilt.

Sunset Isle Quilt on Instagram by Blossom Heart Quilts 12

Month 12

The final row is similar to the first row of Sunset Isle – the whole quilt has a touch of symmetry to it from top to bottom, and that’s the way I like it… uh huh uh huh.

Sunset Isle quilt row 12


Finishing instructions for your quilt are included in the pattern! Later on this month, I’ll share my full Sunset Isle quilt and a few tips for making the rows work and fit if they’re not ...

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October 11, 2019
Stitch Gathering 2019 ✁ from Charm About You

"This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive." - Alice Waters

Last Sunday was Stitch Gathering, the wonderful day retreat organised by Jo Avery of myBearpaw, in Edinburgh. It is always a full day of fun, with great classes and company and it's always over too soon. I was there teaching a class - something a little different, more on that later! - and also had the opportunity to take a class. As someone that relishes learning and trying new techniques it was very exciting. And oops ...

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